THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 -- Want to have attractive, well-groomed hands? Here's a guide to the right way to trim your nails.
The American Academy of Dermatology notes that short, manicured nails not only look great, but are less likely to trap dirt and bacteria that can lead to infection. And the correct nail clipping technique can also prevent hangnails and ingrown toenails, academy experts said.
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 -- Children who live in homes with vinyl flooring and flame-retardant furniture have higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals in their blood or urine, researchers have found.
The new study included 203 children from 190 families who were tested for these chemicals -- so-called semi-volatile organic compounds (or SVOCs) -- in their blood or urine.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- As excited as you are that your teen's going to college, it's normal to have mixed emotions, such as anxiety, sadness and possibly depression. It's even normal to feel envious that his or her life is just beginning while yours is on the wane.
For most parents, this rush of emotions will pass, but both generations might have to work to ease the transition, especially if your child is also experiencing a mix of joy and apprehension, which often manifests as bickering with mom and dad.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- -- Dense root vegetables such as sweet potatoes and parsnips benefit from roasting. They sweeten as they cook, making for healthy comfort food during cold winter months.
Follow these general steps for any hard vegetables: Start by cutting them into uniform pieces, so they'll roast and brown evenly. (Otherwise, you can end up with either burnt or undercooked pieces.) Next, toss the vegetables in a healthy cooking oil like olive oil, and sprinkle lightly with salt, which helps to bring out their sweetness.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Scientists say they've taken a first step toward creating a pacemaker that runs on the heart's own energy rather than batteries.
Pacemakers are electronic devices implanted to regulate your heartbeat -- usually because of a condition that slows your heart's normal rate. Traditional pacemakers have two parts: a battery-powered pulse generator implanted under the collarbone, and insulated wires that connect it to your heart.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- People who suffer from sleep apnea and are very tired during the day may be more likely to develop heart disease, a new study finds.
Researchers classified people with sleep apnea into four groups based on their symptoms, including those with disturbed sleep, those minimally symptomatic, those moderately sleepy, and those excessively sleepy.